To discuss various facets of the country’s healthcare workforce, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and KPMG in India have released a report titled ‘Strengthening healthcare workforce in India: the 2047 agenda – Top 20 priorities’ at the 16th edition of FICCI’s annual healthcare conference – FICCI HEAL 2022.
The report aims to understand the journey and transformation of healthcare education (medical, nursing and allied healthcare) in the country and the looming healthcare workforce gaps in various states.
This report provides recommendations on innovative and pioneering solutions to bridge the gaps in demand and supply of healthcare workforce and healthcare education institutes.
Commenting on the report, Lalit Mistry, Partner and Co-Head, Healthcare Sector, KPMG in India said, “In the coming decade, India has the potential to not only bridge the gaps of healthcare workforce in the country but also become an export hub for healthcare workforce to the world. The private and public stakeholders need to work together to come up with innovative and pioneering solutions to make the workforce more robust and future-ready. Six levers of change for this transformation include embedding governance mechanisms with equal participation of private sector, developing teaching practices that support upskilling of the healthcare workforce and faculty, fostering and monetization of healthcare educational infrastructure, incentivisation and social safeguards for the healthcare workforce, leveraging digital universities and institutes while unlocking the potential of emerging technologies.”